Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

by Bernard Evslin

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For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

    The heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology come alive in this exciting collection of retellings of the ancient myths that includes tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, and many more. Written in simple, direct language, Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths is an accessible and entertaining guide to the Greek myths and their players, following fearless heroes as they battle epic beasts under the eyes of the mighty immortals who rule them.
   From mortal warriors like Perseus and his impossible task of slaying the monstrous Medusa, to Zeus, the king of the Gods whose thunderbolts can shake the earth, to the minotaur, a gruesome beast, half-man and half-bull, who destroys young victims that are sacrificed to his terrifying power, this world is one of magic and adventure.
Other featured gods and myths included are:
· Hades
· Demeter
· Hermes
· Pandora
· Eros and Psyche
· Theseus
· Midas
· Pygmalion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553259209
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1984
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,459
Product dimensions: 6.86(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Bernard Evslin was a novelist, playwright, film writer and director. He had several plays produced, both on and off Broadway, among them The Geranium Hat. He has authored over seventy titles, including novels and short stories.

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Table of Contents


Birth of the Twins,
Sons of Apollo,
Narcissus and Echo,
Eros and Psyche,
Mythology Becomes Language,
Recommended Reading,

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Heroes, Gods And Monsters Of The Greek Myths (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
cancankimber05 More than 1 year ago
My daughter had to read a book on mythology for her middle school language arts class. I found this book on Barnes and Noble and picked it up because the teacher thought that Hamilton and Bulfinch might be too involved for the kids. My daughter was totally enthralled with the book and has already read many of the stories two and three times. She has confided that if she does not get her degree in the performing arts, she wants to seriously study mythology based on the stories in this book. That is some book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased for my son, a big fan of mythology. Held his interest from start to finish.
Sarah_Michelle More than 1 year ago
I have always loved greek myths and this is a great collection! They are told in a way to grab and hold the readers attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I would love to find more like it, with different stories though.
TheStuffofSuccess More than 1 year ago
Keeping in mind that this book is geared more towards younger teens/older children - I think it hits it's mark just fine.  My name is Athena - with a name like that I have clearly spent years reading Greek Mythology.  I am no expert and would never claim to be.  Even so, I love the simplification of these characters and how this book is not overwhelming at all for a reader.  I young person cannot really read the Iliad and the Odyssey - but they can read this and really get a feel for some of the amazing characters of Greek Mythology.  I also like the way the book is a small summary of each character.  When reading to my kids I can read about one character at a time and allow them to ask questions and absorb the basic information.  I am glad that I read this book and I give it 4 stars.   I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Winnie_the_PoohVP More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! It had stories for each god, goddess, and monster just like it says on the title. Each story feels like you have gone back to when the gods actually interacted with the mortals and you could see them doing what the do! I had to read this for school thinking that it would be the most boring book i have ever read, just most other books read for school. We started the first story Zeus, it was interesting but I wasn't satisfied then we started reading all of the other stories and i was hooked! I think people who like the Percy Jackson series and the Lost Hero will absolutely love this book! ENJOY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was amazing and everyone should read it and learn more about these ancient legends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best myths books I've read. If you are 11 and older you will love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tops the tops. You people dont understand the concept of this greek mythogly put. I think I consider this God Of War awsome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want a complimentary book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy love this book!and how each god has diferent stories. I definetly recomend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good referance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i had to read this book for my high school freshman social studies class. i was wonderful and i recomend it anyone. u dont have to love greek myths to want to read this. its very fantalogical. (to Harry Potter fans) a lot of the things in the Harry Potter books were based on greek myths and its interesting to see how things coincide with one another. u cant put this book down and want to keep reading until u are through. i luved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exciting, funny, adventurous! I'm very picky about books, but this is awesome! Another anthology for my class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great guide to some of the best known Greek myths. Many heros, gods and creatures are hilighted in simple, easy to read sections. Each one is given a few brief paragraphs, but not the pages and pages you'd find in text books. This isn't valuable to those taking a class, or looking to study the topic in depth. This is for those looking to acquaint themselves with well known stories for their own enjoyment. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book to read. It keeps you compant till the end, and you would want more to read like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You spelled Cronos wrong its Kronos and you got your gods mixed up in a differnt lgended Gea was the goddes fo the esrth not Rhea. She was the DAUGHTER of Gea, but Rhea is kinda the goddes fo Earth, but she ciuld do little. Plus, it was Gea's idea to poison the drink not Rhea-- Rhea agreed to posion the drink. Plus, here was one titan who didn't help with the war against the titans and the gods. I don't know which titan, but i do know he tried to destroy Posidein long after the war because, Posidien was god of the seas and so was the titan. Beside the mistakes it was a really good book just double check your mythology and research it. Oh and one more thing the father if Kronis was Ouronus noy Uranus-- Uranus was the roman god not greek it is easy to get romans and greek gods mixed up. The only thing i didn't like was that Kronis threw the cyclopes and the Hundred-Handed ones into Tatarus. Then, it said that Zues rescued them. It would take all th gods just to rescue one person. Plus there is a monster that was made by Gea ( i forgot the name) it also helped Kronis against the war. Plus some Athens helped with the war too. Just research a little more and te some nites evabtually you wil master it and it will be likedy spit from there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good if you're a newbie to Greek Mythology. A nice recap to people with more experience. Like me, which is why I give it four stars instead of five. Really more like four and a half stars.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luved this book. Interesting, entertaining and wonderful. Who doesn't like greek mythology?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Artimes-goddess of the hunt and moon...Apollo-god of music
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who ever thinks the spelling of kronos or cronus is wrong,is stupid because cronus or kronos has two ways to spell